30/11/12 - Annual Club Presentation Evening
We are delighted to announce that we will be Holding our Annual Club Presentation Evening on Friday February 8th 2013 at Adams Park.
More details will following in the coming weeks, but please hold the date in your diaries!
The evening is usually a great success and a chance for the club to get together and celebrate the achievements of all of our swimmers. Everyone who took part in a race at Club Champs will be receiving an award or certificate, as well as the Coach's Awards for Commitment and Improvement in each squad.
Following the presentations, there will be a disco and of course the bar will be open!
Due to new capacity restrictions at Adams Park, we will be issuing tickets after Christmas, and we will keep you posted on how that will work. There is of course no charge for the evening and we look forward to seeing another great turnout this year.
More Information to follow....
30/11/12 - Wycombe District Swimming Club Christmas Fun
Dear WDSC Members / Parents
Just a reminder that we will be holding our Christmas celebration evening on Tuesday 18th December during our usual Tuesday Evening Club Night.
During the evening, we will be offering food, drinks, raffles and fun on the balcony and running some Fun and Games in the pool.
In the coming days, we will be posting a form on the notice board, asking our members to sign up to bring food, drink, sweet and savory items.
Please sign up for what you can bring on the evening!
The Notice will go up on Saturday Morning.
If you have any questions about the evening, or what you could bring - feel free to contact the Social Committee - email firstname.lastname@example.org
28/11/12 - Success in Kelkheim
Congratulations to all the swimmers who visited Kelkhiem this year.
The final total of the teams medals was 118
54 gold ,33 silver and 31 bronze with several personal best times swam.
As well as the medals , the ladies relay teams were 1st and 3rd in their event and the club took second in the 12x50m medley relay and two swimmers in the event finals.
The great swims and fantastic results meant Wycombe District Swimming Club were awarded the Top Club Trophy - the 3rd time we have won this in the last 6 years.
A special thanks to our parent organisers - Jon, Tom, Helen and Helen! Without your leadership to organise this event, it couldn't happen. Thank You for helping us maintain our links with Kelkheim and all of their swimmers.
21/11/12 - Maxwell December Meet - Accepted Entries
Dear WDSC Members / Parents
The Maxwell December Meet Accepted Entries are available HERE
21/11/12 - Bournemouth Accepted Entries
Dear Parents / Swimmers,
Please find attached the confirmed entries and sessions times for Bournemouth. Please can you check these entries and advise Daran of any errors ASAP.
Swim Bournemouth have also asked to highlight the following:
“Please also find attached the confirmed session times and please note in line with the meet conditions they are subject to change on the day. All swimmers must make sure they arrive in plenty of time as we will want to fill any gaps by starting the next sessions warm up straight after the end of the previous session, with the exception of session 1 and 5 when we will be having a 30 min break for lunch ”.
DOWNLOAD SESSION TIMES HERE
DOWNLOAD ACCEPTED ENTRIES HERE
21/11/12 - Training Time Changes Nov'12 - Jan'13
Dear WDSC Members / Parents
Please find attached information sent on behalf of Kevin which details changes to training for the months of Nov, Dec, Jan.
This includes the Christmas Training times.
Note: this is correct, as of today - changes may be made as and when necessary.
More details can be found by CLICKING HERE
Heather (on behalf of WDSC Committee)
16/11/12 - Timekeeper course for parents and members
Dear Parents / Swimmers,
As you know we rely on volunteers to run our events to support our swimmers and club.
We do need more people to train as timekeepers and are pleased to be able to run a timekeeping course next Tuesday 20th November at the Handy Cross pool.
The course will start at 6.30pm with timekeeping practice poolside at 7pm, (for about 30mins.), there is no cost for volunteers - just your time and enthusiasm to help :)
We ideally need at least 12 parents/club members to train for this, please contact Sharon Longhurst at email@example.com to register or if you have any questions
This course is an introduction into the world of the swimming official. It covers the practical aspects of what is required of a timekeeper by means of a short theory session followed by a practical assessment.
To learn more about becoming an official, please follow this link
11/11/12 - Wycombe District Swimming Club Annual General Meeting 2012
Dear WDSC Members / Parents
Please note that the WDSC Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 27th November at 6.45pm in the PCT room (accessed via cafe) at the Handy Cross pool.
We encourage your attendence - especially of those WDSC members (ie over 16 with an ASA number)
More details can be found by CLICKING HERE
, including the minutes of last years AGM and Agenda for this year's meeting.
Heather (on behalf of WDSC Committee)
04/11/12 - Club Champs - we need your help please!
Dear Parents / Swimmers,
Our Annual Club Champs are now only 2 weeks away!!
Hopefully you have already submitted your entries, now the next important request to you.
As you probably know by now, we rely on volunteers to run our events. Club Champs is unique in that it is just for the benefit of our swimmers - offering opportunities for all age groups and as a licensed meet swimmers can get official times. This does mean that volunteers for all roles, including officials need to come from our club.
Please volunteer! Dont worry if you havent done this before - it is a great opportunity to learn, it is appreciated and of course you still see your swimmer compete.
If you are able to volunteer, please email Angela Currie at Currie474@btinternet.com or sign-up on the duties sheet on the Notice Board at the pool
If you are able to help as an official please email Sharon Longhurst at firstname.lastname@example.org
Also - we want to re-introduce the opportunity for parents/businesses to sponsor a race or the programme. Minimum sponsor fee is £20. You can name the race whatever you want (within reason) and have an announcement e.g. birthday greetings etc. Please contact Richard Lundie-Sadd at email@example.com if you would like to sponsor a race.
Looking forward to a great WDSC event!
Heather (on behalf of WDSC Committee)
30/10/12 - Countdown to New Squad Structure and Training Timetable
The new Squad Structure and training timetable comes into effect on Monday 5th November.
Squad structure and revised training times are available HERE
19/10/12 - Training This Weekend
Please see below re training sessions this weekend
Stroke Improvers - will go ahead as normal in the teaching pool
All other Saturday morning sessions - cancelled
Training 7 - 8am for P1, P2, Masters
No training for Club Squad who are expected to be competing in the meet
15/10/12 - Ethan Carter Selected to represent Bucks & South Berks at National County Team Champs!
A big congratulations to Ethan Carter who has been selected to represent our County at the National County Team Champs
Kicking off the 2012/2013 short course season, the National County Team Champs is an entertaining spectacle of 39 counties battling for territorial pride in this junior one-day event.
Here are some fast facts:
Berkshire & South Bucks will have 24 swimmers representing the County
Last Year our county came 12th in Division One.
Our key border rivals in Division One are Middlesex, Surrey, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire and North Bucks
Something to look out for: Lucy Campbell was the top GB finisher at last month’s European Open Water Championships, coming home 11th in the 5km.
Tickets to attend the meet at Ponds Forge are all tickets available on the door - click here for more details.
The event will be live-streamed - CLICK HERE
for more details.
Ethan will be competing in Event 110 - Boys 12/13 Yrs 100m Freestyle
Good Luck to Ethan - from everyone at the club!
13/10/12 - Volunteer Helpers for B/C Meet - Briefing
There will be a short briefing for Volunteers at the B/C Meet on the 20/21 October - Please join Richard Lundie-Sadd (Meet Coordinator) at 18:30 on the Balcony (Deep End) for a short pre-meet briefing. This will only last 10-15 mins, and all volunteers are asked to attend, if possible.
Thanks to everyone who has volunteered so far. We still URGENTLY NEED more volunteers to help out at the meet.
We cannot run the meet without your help, so if you can spare a couple of hours over the weekend, please come along to the meeting and see how you may be able to help at the Open Meet.
Our Open Meet events are a critical fund raising source for OUR CLUB, and the income generated supplements members fees. Without these meets, the cost of swimming at the club would dramatically increase.
If you are not sure what jobs need doing, or what a specific role entails, come along and find out. The more volunteers we can get, the easier the task of running the meet will be.
See you on Tuesday!
13/10/12 - Committee Update
Following this week's committee meeting, we have published the key messages for our members.
for more information!
06/10/12 - Malta - Meeting for Parents and Swimmers - Tuesday 9th October 8 - 9pm, Handy Cross
Dear Malta Parents and Swimmers
Kevin, Craig, Jancis, Jean and Clare will hold a meeting on Tuesday 9th Oct 8 - 9.00pm to give information to parents and swimmers and answer any questions you may have about the training camp which is fast approaching. The meeting will be held in the PCT room at Handy Cross Sports Centre, this is accessed via the café.
Please can anyone who has any outstanding forms, photographs or a copy of their childs passport that is required, please bring it with them.
In the event you can't make the meeting - any key information will be sent to you afterwards.
03/10/12 - Parent Volunteers needed - WDSC Open Meet 20 / 21 st October
Dear Parents / Members,
I hope all of you with swimmers eligible for the B/C Open meet have now returned your entries to the coaches.
Please note that the volunteer sign-up sheets are up on the notice board at Handy Cross ready for you to add your name to help. As a reminder we rely entirely on parents to support the running of the galas and it is the success of the galas which helps our fee structure as well as being great fun for our swimmers and promoting the success of our club.
Our work force co-ordinator Angela Currie will be very happy to meet you on Tuesday evenings at the pool to explain what is involved - it is easy and and its a great way of getting to know people and supporting your club.
Please dont be shy - full instruction provided :)
03/10/12 - Maggie Ridgway's Funeral Information
Dear Parents / Members,
Maggie’s family have confirmed that her funeral will be on Thursday 4th October at 13.00hrs at the Chilterns Crematorium, Amersham, followed by a celebration of her life at the Kings Church, 15.00-17.00hrs at Desborough Road, High Wycombe, HP11 2PU.
All are welcome, if any of our swimmers are able to attend at Kings Church, please can they dress in their WDSC club tops.
Family flowers only, but a collection will be made for Harefield Hospital Charity.
Any cards may be sent to Hannah, Sarah, David and Jon via Jean Howard. Jean will be at club on Tuesday and will collect and deliver these. Cards may be posted to the family, C/O 19, Robinson Rd, Loudwater, Bucks, HP13 7BL.
Emails to Maggie’s family can be sent via Jean at firstname.lastname@example.org
You may like to look at the lovely obituary in the Bucks Free Press, page 104 or online
21/09/12 - Morning Training Cancelled - Monday 24th September
There is no training on monday 24th September Morning as the Handy Cross Pool will not be open. We were unable to secure the RGS pool at this short notice.
Please look out for notifications for details of Monday Evening training. We have the RGS pool on standby - but are hoping we will be able to train as normal at Handy Cross.
Apologies for the short notice - but this matter is out of our hands, as the work at Handy Cross is over-running.
21/09/12 - Crawley Open Meet Accepted Entries
For those attending the Crawley Open Meet on 7th October, please find attached the accepted entries for WDSC swimmers.
Please CLICK HERE
to see the Accepted Entries.
09/09/12 - Venue confirmed for MKJL Round 3
Dear Parents / Members,
We can now confirm that the MKJL Round 3 on Saturday 15th September will be held at Hanworth Air Park Pool (formerly known as Feltham Airparcs).
Pool opens at 6pm, warm-up 6.15pm
The postal address is:
Hanworth Air Park Leisure Centre, Uxbridge Road, Hanworth, Middlesex, TW13 5EG
A map to the venue and more information on our league swimming can be found HERE
07/09/12 - Training Schedule During Pool Closure
We are pleased to publish the revised Training Schedule that is now finalised for the period when the Handy Cross Leisure Centre pool will be closed.
Swimming Time is being provided at the Royal Grammer School
, Princes Risborough Leisure Centre
and the Rye Pool
in High Wycombe.
A few additional important points to note at RGS:
• Swimmers must be quiet for the early morning sessions - staff sleep in the school house and will not appreciate being woken at 6am
• Best way in is between the library and language block, shown on map
• There is NO voew of the pool for parents/spectators, if waiting you should return to your car
• All rubbish must be removed
Please also note that the planned meeting on 11th September is CANCELLED and will be rescheduled for the 17th Sep, time and location to follow once we have secured a suitable venue.
Please click here
to view the revised Training Schedule for this period.
24/08/12 - Morgyn Peters selected for Team GB Paralympic Swimming Team
Morgyn will be representing Great Britain in swimming at his first Paralympics this summer. By the time he swims his first event; Morgyn will have just celebrated his 16th birthday (20th August), and just received his GCSE results!
Morgyn trained full time at WDCS until he won a scholarship to Millfield School 4 years ago, but comes back to train with our P2 squad during the school holidays. He will make his international debut at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, having shown rapid improvement in the S9 classification.
He reached a world ranking of 13 in the 2010 season, peaking with a 1:07.50 personal best to win gold for England South at the UK School Games in Sunderland. After racing sparingly in 2011, he returned to the fold in 2012, blitzing his pbs over 100m Freestyle and his favoured 100m Backstroke. He reached the MC 100m Backstroke final at the 2012 British Gas Swimming Championships and while his personal best effort for fifth in the final was 0.21 seconds short of the competitive Paralympic Selection Time, he sufficiently impressed selectors to be given his debut Paralympic nomination.
The events Morgyn will be competing in are the 100m backstroke on Friday 31st August (his best event) and 100m freestyle on Friday 7th September. He may also be taking part in the medley relay but this has yet to be confirmed.
Morgyn is in the S9 category - the S denotes that the event is freestyle, backstroke or fly, and the 9 denotes the level of physical disability.
This is a huge achievement for Morgyn, and he comments that he is very excited as well as very nervous. He is presently training in Manchester with the Paralympic swimming squad, and moves to the Olympic Village later this week to familiarise in the Aquatics Centre before the Games begin on August 29th.
Did you know?
He isn't the first in his family to be involved with disability sport - his grandad played a pivotal role in Disability Golf in Wales.
While he lives in Beaconsfield and trains at Millfield, he was born in Cardiff and became an inaugural member of the Disability Sport Wales Academy in 2006.
We would like to wish Morgyn the very best of luck from all of his friends at Wycombe District Swimming Club!
15/07/12 - New Preliminary 2012-2013 Fixtures
2012/2013 Fixture Update
The Club is busy planning fixtures for the new season, and a number of swimmers have been requesting the updated fixture list.
This has now been posted on the club calendar and is available for download on the club website HERE
The current list will be updated and amended in August, once our new Head Coach has met with all of the coaching staff in August, but the current list provides an initial framework for the upcoming season. There will be additional Open Meet Fixtures added for the November, December and January months, but many clubs have not yet released the full details of their meets at this time.
Our new coaching team would like to assure Parents and Swimmers that there will be plenty of opportunities to attain times for Counties, Regionals and Nationals. These times will be achieved as a result of the new training program, but in November, December and January. Not September or October when swimmers will have just returned from the summer break and may well be unfit. During these months there will be a complete focus on training for all squads, in order build fitness and performance to achieve good times in the subsequent fixtures, which are being organised by the coaching staff.
Kevin Brooks (our new Head coach) would like to advise parents, that swimmers should not enter open meets that are not supported by the club. He will be introducing his training and competition rationale and philosophy during Squad and Club Meetings that will be scheduled to take place during the summer pool closure period. In these sessions both Kevin and Craig will clearly outline how they see training and competitions working together as part of an overall managed program, to ensure our swimmers achieve their maximum potential.
The current fixture list should be viewed as a draft and subject to change, as further Open Meet details are released and we get into the new swimming season.
WDSC Committee (on behalf of Kevin Brooks)
08/07/12 - Volunteers wanted for WDSC stall at Wycombe Community Festival and Olympic Live Site - 5th August
We have a great opportunity to promote our club by having a stall at the Wycombe Council Community Festival and Olympic Live Site which will be held at the Rye on Sunday 5th August.
Can you and/or your swimmer help on the stand for a couple of hours between 12 - 7pm?
If you are interested in helping please speak to Jancis Shepherd or email Jancis by clicking here
We really appreciate your help in supporting WDSC at this event!
The event sounds like it will be a fun day and is free! The description below is from the council website.
This day long festival, which will take place between 12pm to 8pm on Sunday 5 August, and will be a cultural celebration for all the family, focusing on sport, art, music and community life. The festival will also host an 80ft LED screen as one of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Community Live Sites, one of four in Buckinghamshire. Scheduled Olympic events on the day include the finals in the badminton competition at Wembley Arena, Olympic marathon, sailing, women's 400m final, the men's omnium, women's boxing and of course the men's 100m final.
There will be a large number of free sports activities on offer with support from a vast range of local community clubs. It is a completely free event to attend and there is no need to book. Make sure you feel a part of the Olympic Games this summer and experience a great atmosphere in your own district.
05/07/12 - June Records Update
There was plenty of action in the backstroke this month.
|Millie Sansome||11||50 BACK LC||36.49||Crawley||Danielle Kidd 36.66|
|Danielle Kidd||11||100 BACK LC||1:15.32||Crawley||Danielle Kidd 1:19.65|
|Danielle Kidd||11||100 BACK SC||1:15.09||Ayelsbury||Cordelia Wilson 1:15.61|
|Danielle Kidd||11||200 BACK SC||2:40.28||Ayelsbury||Cordelia Wilson 2:42.56|
|Cameron Brooker||10||200 BACK LC||2:49.51||Crawley||Liam Jones 2:55.00|
|Danielle Kidd||11||50 BACK LC||36.54||36.49|
|Millie Sansome||11||200 BACK SC||2:42.79||2:40.28|
|Millie Sansome||11||100 FREE SC||1:08.76||1:07.87|
|Beth Hirst||15||50 FREE SC||28.72||28.28|
OPEN WATER BEST TIMES
The Henley swim was delayed until next month because of strong stream. We have several swimmers looking to set best times.
Andrew Allum became the fastest Wycombe swimmer over the 10km Olympic distance in a time of 2:22.25. He also set the fastest (and only) time over the 25km distance with 6:16.16.
OTHER NOTABLE MENTIONS:
Swimmers - NEW - to the All time top 10:
Beth Hirst, Connor Lewis, Emily Cannon, Ethan Carter, Francine Kidd, George Longhurst, Isabelle Baxter, Isabelle Shea, Josh Howard, Josie Searle, Lauren Jones, Sarah Collin.
Congratulations to everyone!
More detasils can be found on our CLUB RECORDS PAGE
05/07/12 - Summer Training Schedule
Training as normal up to and including Sunday 29th July
30th July to 31st August only weekday afternoon/evening training and weekend morning training with the exception of 4/5 and 11/12 August when there is no training
August 27th Bank Holiday to be confirmed once pool opening times known
Stroke improvers dates to be confirmed
Last session Thursday 26th July, restarts Thursday 16th August
05/07/12 – Maxwell Open Meet News
Wycombe swimmers took part in the recent Maxwell Summer Open Meet with 15 year old Issy Baxter being the star of the Wycombe swimmers. Izzy took home 5 Gold & 4 Silver Medals, all 9 done with personal best times! not to be out-shon; other swimmers from Wycombe with outstanding swims were:
13yo Emily Cannon (2Gold/1Silver)
10yo Madeline Clark (1Silver)
15yo Sarah Collin (1Silver/3Bronze)
13yo Isla Currie (1Gold)
15yo Beth Hirst (2Gold/1Silver/2Bronze)
12yo Lauren Jones (1Gold/1Silver)
10yo Naveesha Karunanayaka (3Gold/3Silver/2Bronze)
11yo Danielle Kidd (2Silver/1Bronze)
15yo Francine Kidd (4Gold/2Silver/1Bronze)
10yo Eleanor Meadows (1Bronze)
11yo Millie Sansome (1Gold/1Silver/1Bronze)
11yo Isabelle Shae (1Bronze)
14yo Imogen Shepherd (1Gold/2Bronze)
14yo Chloe Summers (1Gold/3 Silver)
12yo Hannah Summers (1Gold/1Silver/1Bronze)
13yo Ethan Carter (1Gold/1Silver/2Bronze)
14yo Harry Engall (1Bronze)
16yo Kieran Evans (1Gold/2Bronze)
17yo Mitchell Green (7Silver)
14yo Chris Harbour (4Gold/4Silver/1Bronze)
10yo Patrick Kenny (3Gold/2Bronze)
15yo Josh Howard (1Gold/1Silver)
15yo Connor Lewis (1Gold/2Bronze)
16yo Josh Lewis (1Gold/1Silver)
12yo Oliver Ross (2Gold/1Silver/1Bronze)
10yo Tom Ross (1Silver)
9yo Thomas Sansome (1Silver)
12yo Zach Scannell (1Bronze)
10yo Daniel Simpson (3Gold/5Silver)
Totalling an outstanding 39 Gold, 46 Silver and 23 Bronze Medals!
With over 90% of all swims being personal bests, this was a fantastic meet for the Wycombe Swimmers.
30/06/12 - P1/P2 Additional training kit required
Please note that swimmers in P1 and P2 will need additional equipment for training sessions starting 1st September as detailed below:
Forward facing snorkel
½ sized Foam Roller (15cm x 45cm)
Pink resistive bands (thera bands 1.5m)
Mailsports already have the snorkels/bands and are in the process of sourcing the rollers. These should be available next week on Tuesday club night 3rd July, or alternatively visit Mailsports shop in Bourne End
30/06/12 – Malta Fundraising Raffle
As you know WDSC are organising an intensive training camp for swimmers later this year. Parents and swimmers have been actively fundraising towards the costs of this.
Elaine Marshall will be selling raffle ticket at Handy Cross on Tuesday evenings from 3rd July, 2012. The tickets are priced at £1.00 per ticket and all proceeds go to the swimmers attending the Summer Training Camp in Malta. The draw will be made mid August, we have secured some great prizes!
List of Malta fundraising raffle prizes:
Spa day for 2 with lunch at Crown Plaza - Crowne Plaza, Marlow
Free MOT - Platts Ford, Marlow
Ice skating for 3 - Absolutely Ice, Slough
£10 voucher - Halls of Hazlemere
Hellfire caves - Family ticket
1 batch of ironing - Speedy Iron
3 months Membership to Marlow club from Oct The Marlow Club
Meal for 2 - Moms Diner, High Wycombe
Odds Farm - Family tickets
Rebecca Adlington - Signed A4 photo
Crate of beer - Rebellion Brewery
Golden Family Ticket - Roald Dahl Museum
UK paintball tickets - UK Paintball
2 £10 vouchers - Wycombe Nail Bar
Signed Wasps Shirt - London Wasps
Large Teddy Bear
4 Tickets for any home game inc. Executive Bar passes - London Wasps
Family bowling - AMF Bowling
Please helps support our swimmers
28/05/12 - South East Regional Age Group Championships - 26th & 27th May - Crawley K2 Leisure Centre
Wycombe Junior Age Group Swimmers took part in the first weekend of the South East Region swimming championships at the K2 leisure centre in Crawley, over the 26th & 27th May. There were some very encouraging swims being produced by the young Wycombe swimmers.
Some of the highlights were:
10yo Cameron Brooker coming 5th in the 10yo Boys 200Free & 7th in the 10yo Boys 200IM.
14yo Beth Hirst came 7th in the 14yo Girls 100Free.
12yo Lauren Jones did an excellent long-course PB also in the 100Free (12yo).
14yo Chris Harbour in his first ever regional championships qualified for the Boys 200Fly Final finishing in 5th place.
The main highlight of the weekend came from 13yo George Longhurst producing an excellent PB in the 200Fly of 2:27.9 to take the Silver Medal.
Other swimmers competing for the club all made some excellent improvements on their PB times. The second weekend of the championships will take place at the same venue on June 9th & 10th.
Full Results of the Regionals can be found at The South East Region Website
Mick & Craig
28/05/12 – Milton Keynes Junior League - Round 1 Results
Milton Keynes Junior League Round 1
Venue: Aqua Vale, Aylesbury
Date: 26th May 2012
Wycombe's junior swimmers took part in the first round of the Milton Keynes Junior League on Saturday - which proved to be a very exciting competition with the lead changing between Wycombe and Stains throughout the competition. Stains eventually narrowly won this first round clash, with the Wycombe swimmers in a very close 2nd.
The were some very good individual swims coming from: Cameron Brooker, Amy Soanes, Megan Harris, Tom Lundie-Sadd, Mille Sansome, Jack Wakely, Tom Sansome, Josie Searle & Danielle Kidd. We also had strong depth in the relays.
Wycombe swimmers took 19 1st place slots (the highest number of 1st places on the night) and 12 2nd places.To finish overall in 2nd, the club are now looking forward to the 2nd round in July.
More details about the Milton Keynes Junior League and the next rounds can be found on our League Swimming Page
Mick & Craig
28/05/12 - Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend Training Schedule
Please find below details of the training session times for the June Bank Holiday / Diamond Jubilee
Saturday 2nd - Training as normal
Sunday 3rd - Training CANCELLED (masters optional)
Monday 4th - Club Squad/P1/P2 8:30-10:30AM
- Transition 1&2 8:30-9:30AM
- Junior Development 9:30-10:30AM
- Junior Squad 9:00-10:30AM
- P1/P2. 5:00-7:00PM
16/05/12 – WDSC Sprint Meet & a visit from Cllr K Woods
Wycombe District Swimming Club held 6th Annual Long Course Sprint Meet at the Wycombe Sports Centre over the weekend, with more than 500 swimmers from 30 clubs from all over the region.
Wycombe District Swimming Club were very pleased to invite four swimmers from Moldavia who are training at Handy Cross Sports Centre before trying to qualify for the Olympics.
This year, the standard was higher than ever, with the introduction of 100 and 50 metre sprints.
The Wycombe swimmers performed very well, achieving a 114 medals; 46 Gold, 43 Silver and 25 Bonze medals.. We would also like to congratulate Barking & Dagenham Aquatics who won the top visiting club.
With far too many Wycombe medal winners to name in this report, here are the highlights:
Ethan Carter (13) achieved 3 Gold & 1 Silver
Cameron Brooker (10) grabbed 7 Golds
Millie Sansom (11), Chris Harbour (14), Lewis Ball (13) and Luke Thomas (15) all with outstanding swims and numerous medals, this was an outstanding day for the Wycombe Swimmers.
We were also very pleased to welcome Wycombe Councillor: Cllr K Woods who came along to congratulate the Wycombe swimmers who gain medals at this year’s County Swimming Championships at Maidenhead.
During Cllr Wood’s visit the she was impressed with the standard of swimming and Wycombe Swimming Club were keen to talk Cllr Wood through their plans to support the Council to develop the new sports centre, with a 50 meter pool, into a regional centre of excellence and how they have started this process by recruiting a new coaching team.
The 6th Annual Wycombe Sprint Meet was well received and Wycombe are now looking forward to inviting all those sprint swimmers to its two day swimming meet in October.
04/05/12 - April Records Update
There were no new club records this month, however Millie Sansome came very close to the Girls 11 Yr 200 Backstoke SC record - 2:43.91, just outside the current record of 2:42.56
Swimmers making the All-time Top 10 include: Bethany Hirst, Cameron Brooker, Christopher Harbour, Millie Sansome, Emily Cannon, Emily Gladding, Ethan Carter, George Longhurst, Hannah Summers, Imogen Shepherd, Isabelle Baxter, James Baxter, Josie Searle, Katherine Cannon.
MOST PROLIFIC CLUB RECORD SETTERS 1984-2012, Current Swimmers
Last month I listed swimmers from the entirety of the club archives and have since been asked about more details about our current swimmers. Remember that those I included last time had, in most cases been ten years or more at the club to work their way through the age groups setting records as they went. Most of these below have only had a few years competing.
|SWIMMER||No. OF RECORDS|
Full information can be found at the Club Records Page
Please don't hesitate to contact me, if you have any questions.
29/04/12 – No Morning Training Bank Holiday Monday 7th May 2012
Please be advised that there will be no morning training sessions on Monday 7th May due to the Public Holiday. The Monday evening sessions will continue as normal.
09/04/12 - City of Milton Keynes Spring Open Meet 28th & 29th April
The City of Milton Keynes Swimming Club have published their Accepted and Rejected entries for their upcoming open meet.
Please check to see if your swimmer has been rejected from any events.
If your swimmer has been rejected, you do have the option of withdrawing from other events, due to a swimmer being scratched
All rejected entries will receive a full refund or credit. Additionally all withdrawals notified to David Webber by Friday 13th April due to a swimmer’s rejection from other events
will also receive a full refund.
Full information can be found at the City of Milton Keynes Website
07/04/12 – Club Records - March Round-Up
The two record breakers this month have both set their very first club record. Well done to Lara and Fiona!
NEW CLUB RECORDS:
|Lara Reed 13||50 BREASTSTROKE LC||39.48||Cardiff||39.68 Ana Pickin|
|Fiona Shaw 17||400 FREESTYLE SC||34:30.20||Maidenhead||4:30.88 Francesca Wright|
|Josie Searle 11||50 BREASTSTROKE LC||41.06||40.94|
|Danielle Kidd 11||50 BACKSTROKE SC||34.96||34.85|
A Number of swimmers made it into the All-Time Top 10 for their Age-Groups
Abby Matthews, Amy Soanes, Cameron Brooker, Chloe Summers, Connor Lewis, Daniel Manners, Emilia Sansome, Emily Gladding, Fiona Gladding, Francine Kidd, George Longhurst, Hannah Summers, Hannah Williams, Imogen Shepherd, Isabelle Baxter, Joshua Howard, Joshua Lewis, Katherine Cannon, Liam Jones, Luke Thomas, Madeline Clark, Morgyn Peters, Natasha Garry, Naveesha Karunanayaka, Oliver Ross, Patrick Kenny, Rachel Cox, Sarah Collin, Thomas Ross
Congratulations to all these swimmers!
As an update, our MOST PROFILIC CLUB RECORD SETTERS 1984-2012 so far are:
|SWIMMER||No. OF RECORDS|
|Liam Jones||Current P2 Swimmer||77|
|Stephanie Wilson||GB Finalist||92|
|Kirstin Thys||Nee Robertson, former WDSC Assistant Coach||92|
|Samuel Straughan||Competed at Olympic Trials last month||123|
|James Crawford||Phil from MAilsports - son||156|
|Katie Ambridge||Now Loughborough University||163|
|Alex Vine||Former WDSC Assistant Coach||165|
|Andrew Allum||Current Masters Swimmer||170|
|Simon Burnett||Olympic Finalist||225|
|Francesca Wright||Once went an entire year without missing a session!||247|
Congratulations to all of our record holders - keep them coming!
Don't forget to check our records
page for updates.
01/04/12 - Henley Classic - Open Water Swim - 24th July 2012
Fancy some Open Water swimming?
THE HENLEY CLASSIC is a 2.1 km endurance upstream River Thames swimming event, held over the Henley Royal Regatta course, very early on the Sunday morning before the Wednesday start of Henley Royal Regatta.
Minimum Age is 14 on the Day
Entries open today and this event usually sells out very quickly, so make sure you get your entries in.
Andrew Allum from the club (Masters) is hopeful we can get some swimmers into the Elite Wave category.
Entry Times are:
Boys 1500m 18:00.00 and Girls 800m 10:30.00.
Last year Allanah from WDSC won bronze in the Junior Girls category!
More details can be found at the found at the Henley Classic Website
Event organisers: Henley Swim
21/03/12 – County Championships 2012
All the news from County Championships 2012 is available here
We will continue to update this page, as we get more results and news from all sessions.
21/3/12 - Notice to Parents - Change in Membership Secretary Role
Please see below important changes to volunteer roles.
We have a new Membership Secretary Lucy Spooner – Lucy will take care of all matters relating to New Membership.
Sarah Killalea will continue to work with the Billing, ASA and movements between squads for existing members.
April’s bills will be sent from the new email address - Billing@wycombe-swimming.org.uk rather than email@example.com - once the bills have been sent out in April all emails should be sent to the new email address and members should no longer use the sarah.wdsc email.
We would like to thank Sarah for all the work she has done as Membership Secretary and for her continuing with the important work of billing and also to welcome Lucy as new Membership secretary
Lucy can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
20/03/12 – EASTER TRAINING TIMES 2012
Please be advised that in line with the Handy Cross Pool opening times the training over the Easter period will be as follows:
• Friday 6th April - no training in the morning, evening training sessions will go ahead as normal
• Saturday 7th April - no training
• Sunday 8th April - no training
• Monday 9th April - no training in the morning, evening training sessions will go ahead as normal
06/03/12 – WDSC Juniors in action - 2nd Place in the TVJL B Final and Hillingdon Meet Report
52 of WDSC's 8-12 year olds were in action on Saturday March 3rd at Amersham and Hillingdon.
At Amersham in the final round of the Thames Valley Junior League Wycombe Juniors produced some fine swims to take 2nd place in the B Final for 2012.
Relay winners for Wycombe saw the 10yr girls medley team of:
HANNAH KRASNER, HARRIET PUGH, MADDIE CLARK and NAVEESHA KARUNANAYAKA
taking 1st place with Naveesha following it up with an individual win in her 50m Backstroke in 39.95s. There were a number of other individual wins with 1st place going to:
11yr ABBY MATTHEWS in the 50m Breaststroke - 43.42s
OLIVER ROSS in the 50m Butterfly - 36.89s
12 yr KATE LEES 50m Butterfly 34.29s.
On the same evening 22 Wycombe Junior swimmers age 8-12 swam for many of them in their very 1st competition away from their home pool and excelled themselves with 84 Personal Best Times from 89 swims!
GOLD MEDALS went to :
8yr ADAM SEARLE 25 m Backstroke 21.70
8yr TOM SANSOME 25m Butterfly 20.46
9yr CLAUDIA MURA 50 Backstroke 54.18
10yr ANAIS AINSLIE 50 Backstroke 50.53
11yr JADE MACKAY 50 Backstroke 45.65 and 50 Breaststroke 49.89
DANIEL ANSTEY 100 I.M. 1.50.51
SILVER MEDALS went to:
8yr TOM SANSOME 25m Back
HENRY CLARK 25m Free and Breast
9yr HOLlIE RICHARDS 25 Breast
10yr MAIA GEHRMAN 50 Butterfly
11yr DANIEL ANSTEY 50 Breast
PAOLO MURA 100 I.M.
BRONZE MEDALS went to:
9yr TINA MACAULAY 50 Back
10yr NATALIE MACKAY 50 Breast
ANAIS AINSLIE 50 FLY
11yr JADE MACKAY 50 FLY and BREAST
Some of our swimmers went so much faster than their entry time they went into B Grade Times making it much
harder to medal against much faster swimmers. It is a hard lesson to learn that a PERSONAL BEST TIME is more
important than a medal! Angeiina Ainslie was one of those 10 yr olds who just went into B Grade and missed out
on the medals her twin sister picked up! but her time 39.81 for 50m Freestyle is worthy of a mention!
Congratulations to all of our Junior Swimmers on a great performance!
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19/2/12 - Notice to Parents/Swimmers in P1 and P2 Squads – Warm Weather Training Camp
We are pleased to announce that we are planning a warm weather training camp for selected swimmers in the performance squads.
To be considered for this opportunity swimmers must be aged 12 or over and demonstrate a high level of commitment to training and an understanding that this needs to be sustained over the coming months to ensure that the swimmers can manage the high level of training involved at the camp.
The venue will be Malta during the Autumn half term (26th October to 2nd November). Total cost will be £720 per swimmer for 35 swimmers. This includes all flights, transfers, hotel accommodation on a full board basis, transfers between the hotel and pool and travel insurance.
Please can parents ensure that their swimmers indicate their interest in being considered for this opportunity to Mick as soon as possible and no later than 24th February.
For swimmers selected a deposit of £270 will be payable to the club by bank transfer or cash, by 5th March to cover flight and accommodation deposits. The remaining balance of £450 to be paid over 5 months at £90 per month payable on the 1st of each month.
Once we have a list of swimmers interested and considered suitable by their coach to attend we will hold a meeting with parents to provide further logistics details.
15/02/12 – WDSC Open Meet 2012 Report
WDSC's Annual Level 1 Open Meet took place at Handy Cross leisure centre on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th February, with over 400 swimmers from more than 50 swimming clubs from all over the country taking part. City of Leicester took the top visiting club trophy after the two days of competition, just nudging the City of Oxford into second place.
Wycombe Swimmers had a successfull weekend taking 12 gold, 24 silver and 21 bronze medals.
Some of the outstanding swims of the weekend from wycombe swimmers were:
10 year old Josie Searle taking gold in the 50m breastroke in an excellent time of 42.02
13 year old George Longhurst and 14 year old Luke Thomas swam exceptionally well in the boys 200m Butterfly in very good personal best times.
Other medallists for Wycombe club were:
14 year old James Anstey, brother and sister James and Izzy Baxter, 14 year old Sarah Collin, and 9 year old L Brune.
9 year old Emily Gladding also had a successfull weekend winning 1 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze.
Isla Currie, Harry Engle, Natasha Garry, Beth Hurst, Dan Holbart, Josh Howard, Lauren and Liam Jones, Danielle and Francine Kidd, Navisha Karunanayaka, Tom Lundy Sadd, Dan Manners, Ollie and Tom Ross, Cameron Roberts, Millie Sansome and Fiona Shaw were the other Wycombe medallists of the weekend.
Our next meet at WDSC will be our Sprint Meet in May. Details of all upcoming WDSC Meets can be found here
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14/2/12 - WDSC Junior Team brave the snow for Round 2 - Thames Valley Junior League
A brave team of 9-12 year olds travelled to Maidenhead for Rd.2 of the Thames Valley Junior League. Even before the snow, we were a very depleted team with only 2 10 yr Girls left - our gallant 9yr olds EMILY GLADDING and ANNIE WEDDELL stepped into the gap and swam all the 10 yr relays as well as their own!
Individual Best Times were recorded by 10 yr FINLAY GREEN 50 Breaststroke, Maddie Clark 50 Butterfly taking 3 seconds off from Rd.1, and Naveesha Karunanyaka & Patrick Kenny 50 Freestyle, 11yr Ayodele Evanson 50 Fly and Jonathan Jelfs 50 Backstroke, 12 yr Emma Brune 50 Back and Rebecca Hill 50 Breaststroke. Several swimmers never made it home that night and had to camp out at freinds or relatives so lets hope all the snow has gone by March 3rd for the Final Round where Wycombe will be swimming at Amersham in the B Final resting our A team Juniors for Counties and the Summer Milton Keynes National Junior League.
14/02/12 – Record number of County Entries
Once again we have submitted a record number of County entries for the club, with 65 swimmers entering
537 events between them. This is an increase of 62 events on last year.
Congratulations to all the swimmers listed below who have achieved individual Consideration times. (with
the number of entries by their name).
Also, well done to all those swimmers who have trained hard, but narrowly missed out on their times. Keep
up the good work.
Details of County Qualifiers can be found here
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13/2/12 - New Club Records Achieved at WDSC Open Meet 2012
beats her own record and Danielle Kidd
takes over a 15 years held and 10 years held Club LC Records
The records keep coming at WDSC, following 15 new Handy Cross Course Records, 2 of our own Girls managed to set new Club Long Course Records over the weekend.
Josie Searle managed to beat her own record in the Girls 10 YR Breaststroke (previously set in November 2011 at the Club Champs [45.46]) with a phenomenal 42.08 time.
Danielle Kidd managed to displace two long held records in the 50 Backstroke (previously set in November 2002 by Cordelia Wilson [37.30]) with a time of 36.66 and the 100 Backstroke (previously set in May 1997 by Francesca Wright [1:20.26]) with a time of 1:19.65.
Congratulations to Josie and Danielle on a great performance at the weekend!
All Club and Course Records can be found at The Club Records Page
12/02/12 – Handy Cross Course Records smashed at WDSC Open Meet 2012.
The WDSC Annual Open Meet at Handy Cross delivered some great results, with 15 course records being beaten during the course of the day.
Millie Furneaux, Girls 16 & Under - 100 Breaststroke in 1:15.59
Hannah Burville, Girls 16 & Under - 50 Backstroke in 31.42
Zarah Ryan, Girls 13 Yrs - 200 Breaststoke in 2:54.57
Zarah Ryan, Girls 13 Yrs - 200 Butterfly in 2:26.27
Charlotte George, Girls 12 Yrs – 50 Butterfly in 32.46
Holly Hibbert, Girls 12 Yrs - 200 Freestyle in 2:12.02
Tom Dean, Boys 11 Yrs – 50 Breaststroke in 38.85
Tom Dean, Boys 11 Yrs - 200 IM in 2:38.38
Josie Searle, Girls 10 Yrs - 50 Breaststroke in 42.08
Matthew Ferguson, Boys 10 Yrs - 50 Backstroke in 37.22
Ollie Tavener, Boys 10 Yrs - 50 Breaststroke in 40.40
Thomas Smith, Boys 10 Yrs - 200 Butterfly in 3:11.67
Natasha Fenton, Girls 9 Yrs - 200 Breaststroke in 3:37.58
Lois Ryan, Girls 9 Yrs - 200 Butterfly in 3:53.10
Joshua Curtis, Boys 9 Yrs - 200 Breaststroke in 3:38.74
All Club and Course Records can be found at The Club Records Page
Congratulations to the new Record Holders!
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09/02/12 - Introducing Meet Mobile for WDSC Galas
WDSC February Open Meet trials new iPhone and iPad App for live results streaming.
With the explosion of iPhone popularity there has come an avalanche of "apps" to help people do everything they could imagine. Now a free application called Meet Mobile
, designed by The Active Network
, will influence how fans follow their favourite sport.
WDSC will use the app in conjunction with swimming meets, held at Handy Cross Leisure Centre, including the upcoming Level 1 Open Meet.
The app will display meet results in real time as Meet Manager (software used by those running the meet to keep track of event times) receives data from the electronic timing system in place. The results will then be streamed live as long as an Internet connection is available. The free Meet Mobile app, which can be downloaded for the iPhone, iPad, or iTouch, can display the results of each of the event swimmers.
Please note that we will be using this system for the first time this weekend!
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02/02/12 - County Championship Relay Teams have been announced.
to see the line up.Back to top ^
27/1/12 - A Night of Awards
Celebration and Recognition at the Annual Presentation Evening.
Wycombe District Swimming Club members gathered at the Vere Suite, Adams Park in Wycombe to celebrate the achievements of our swimmers at the annual Club Presentation evening on the 27th January 2012.
This year the room was packed, with Parents and swimmers looking forward to receiving their awards following the recent club championships in 2011. Club Chairman - Steve Vine - started the proceedings, by welcoming the swimmers and their families to what seems to be the biggest event yet, commenting that it was great to see such great active participation in the club by its members. He then handed over to Pip Collin who MC's the event, as the Club presented over 165 awards to swimmers who took part in Club Champs, followed by the Annual Top Boy and Top Girls awards. After this the proceedings moved onto the Coach's "Progress Awards" for those swimmers who had shown commitment to training and worked hard to progress during the year, there was one award for each squad.
After the awards, Steve said a few words, thanking the Coaches for another great year of swimming success as the club continues to grow and progress, with great achievements during the last year. He also thanked the committee for their hard work keeping the club running; commenting that we currently had a strong group of volunteer parents on the committee at this time. Steve finished by thanking all of the parents who had helped the club in any way during the year, at Open Meets, Galas, and much more. He also urged all of the parents to get involved and help run and shape their club for the future.
The proceedings then moved on to thanking our Assistant Coach - ALEX VINE - as he prepares to leave the club to move on to pastures new. Swimmers from the club spoke of how Alex had inspired them to swim and keep swimming, and made some fun of Alex's motivational techniques; which they clearly all enjoy. Alex was presented with a number of gifts from all of the swimmers in the club, including a Red Letter Day Voucher, a Wii and much more. It was emotional, but a fitting way to thank Alex for his dedication and time at the club - he will be missed.
The evening wrapped up with a disco and the swimmers danced and had fun into the evening.
Awards from the evening:
Congratulations to our Progress Award Winners!
F. Shaw, D. Manners, J. Baxter, L. Reed, T. Lundie-Sadd, R. Hill, P. Kenny,
N. Karunanayaka, E. Harris, J. Wakefield, R. Bagwell, J. MacKay, S. Gay, K. Bromley
And extended congratulations to all of our swimmers.
14/01/12 Wycombe's Junior Swimmers Compete at Barnet' Distance Meet
After a busy Saturday evening several of Wycombe's Junior Swimmers were off to Barnet Copthall pool to swim in a Distance Meet.
Wycombe had 12 400 I.M. swims with 10 P.B.'s and 3 GOLD Medallists 14 yr old ISSY BAXTER 5.37.04
13 yr LARA REED 5.54.98 and 14 yr CHRIS HARBOUR 5.34.76 both in COUNTY Qualifying Times and 11 yr OLIVER ROSS 6.22.05 5th also in a County Time
400 Freestyle saw 14 Girls and 10 Boys compete 13 PB'S for Girls and 10 for the Boys!
10 yr PATRICK KENNY 6.11.13 COUNTY QT. 4th place
13 yr JAMES BAXTER 5.01.92 PB COUNTY QT
13 yr LARA REED 5.17.50 PB COUNTY QT Bronze medal
14 yr IMOGEN SHEHERD 4.56.91 GOLD Medal
200 I.M. saw 9 Girls and 7 Boys Compete
6 PB's for the girls and 7 for the Boys
10 yr NAVEESHA KARUNANAYAKA 3.22.91 COUNTY QT
11 yr AMY SOANES 3.06.25 an improved COUNTY QT
10 yr DANIEL SIMPSON 3.22.67 a COUNTY QT + BRONZE MEDAL
Altogether a very successful meet with many Junior Swimmers gaining valuable experience in the longer events.
And surviving in the coldest pool both in and out of the water! Parents Tracksuit bottoms really are an important part of their Kit!Back to top ^
Don't Miss Our Annual Club Presentation Evening
Friday 27th January 2012 at the Vere Suite, Adams Park, High Wycombe, HP12 4HJ
We will hold our annual Club presentation evening on Friday 27th January. This will take place at Adams Park, in the Vere suite, arrival at 7pm for a 7.30 start of the presentations. Every member who swam in the Club Champs will receive something at this event – so don't miss it.
See who wins Top Boy and Top Girl in your age group, who will the coaches award their "Progress Awards" to and much more.
It will be a great evening and a chance for Members, Parents and all the coaching staff to celebrate and recognise the achievements of our swimmers and club and to enjoy a social evening with friends.
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South East Regional Championships
3rd & 4th December 2011
10 Wycombe swimmers took part in the South East Regional Championships last weekend many experiencing their first youth championships swimming against some of Englands top swimmers. Wycombe swimmers came away with some notable long course P.Bs, Conner Lewis had some good swims in the 50m & 100m Fly in 28.6 & 1 02 2 respectively. 14 year old Liam Jones swimming against much older swimmers also swam well in the 50m Fly & 50m Backstroke. Fiona Shaw also swimming P.Bs in the 200m Free & 100m Fly.
Francine Kidd also in her first Regional Championships also had Long Course P.Bs in 50m Fly & 100m Backstroke whilst Beth Hurst acheived Long Course P.Bs in the 100m Fly & 100m Free.
All swimmers taking part will take away from the meet a good learning experience and should spur them on to be more dedicated and committed traing so that they can move on to the next level in their competitive careers.Back to top ^
Wycombe Triumph in Kelkheim
Coach Vine plays the Trump Card
A team of 17 from Wycombe District Swimming Club travelled to High Wycombe's twin town, Kelkheim in Germany, for the weekend to take part in the 39th Internationales Kelkheimer Weihnachtsschwimen at Hofheim Rhein-Main Therme. Wycombe club swimmers have been going to Kelkheim to compete several years before the towns were were twinned in the 1980's.
This year, the swimmers once again excelled in the cold fast water of the Hofheim pool and came home with 29 individual gold, 25 silver and 13 bronze medals. There were also two golds and silvers plus a bronze in the relays. The team produced 75 personal best times from 100 individual swims.
The star of the show was 16-year-old Dan Manners who brought home a grand total of six golds and one silver medal. His amazing form earned him a county qualifying time in 200m IM, 200 and 400m freestyle and the 200m backstroke.
Other exceptional performances came from Tom Lundie-Sadd, 11, who won the 50m, 100m, 200m and 400m freestyle and did the same in the first three distances for backstroke. Lewis Ball, 13, won the 100m races in all four strokes and the 200m individual medley in a county qualifying time. Jasmine Boffin took gold in the 100m butterfly and silver in 200m and 100m backstroke, the latter in a county time. Charlotte Hole, 14, swiming away from home for the 1st time, won a gold plus two silvers and two bronze. David Howard, 15, took the 400m freestyle, 100m breaststoke & 200m IM.
The trump card was entering coach/swimmer Alex Vine in the 100m Breaststroke, which he won in a time of 1.08.60. He then helped out in the relays swimming with Dan Hobart, David Howard & Dan Manners to win the 4x100 Individual Medley. This is a special Christmas relay for the meet and we have never beaten Kelkheim before in this event! Jade Ashton, Kate Bromley, Jasmine Boffin and Alanah Bagwell took silver in their equivalent event. In the 4x50 freestyle relay the boys had to be content with second to Kelkheim.
Individual silvers went to Hattie Manners, Ayodele Evanson, Laura Bromley and Jade Ashton, with Megan Langley completing the medal table with her bronze.Back to top ^
Committee Meeting Key Messages - December 2011
The first Meeting of the newly constituted Committee was held on 14th December.
Membership comprises of:
Steve Vine (Chairman)
Chris Ross (Vice Chair)
Simon Shaw (Secretary)
Mick Wakely (Head Coach)
Sharon Longhurst (Officials)
Lawrence Summers (Treasurer)
Jancis Shepherd (Welfare)
Angela Currie (Work Force Organiser)*
Heather Cox (Communications)*
o We aim to increase communication with parents and swimmers in 2012 with the launch of our new WDSC Website early next year. We welcome your ideas for improvement.
COACHES SUCCESSION PLANNING
o We recognise the importance of ensuring continuity in the training programs for our swimmers and will work together with coaches to plan and manage changes in 2012.
o Several swimmers are regularly missing training sessions, with average in some squads as below 50% of sessions!
o Parents – please encourage and support your swimmers
o Swimmers – Your commitment will make the difference to your performance
o WDSC swimmers have achieved both personal and team success with more county (62), regional (12) and national (2) qualifiers than in the previous year. We look forward to further growth of the club and success of our swimmers in 2012.
CLUB PRESENTATION EVENING
o This will be held on Friday 27th January 2012 at Adams Park so hold the date! More details to come in 2012.
Wishing all swimmers, coaches and parents a Happy Christmas and a successful 2012!Back to top ^
• Henley Classic Entries Open
Open Water swim
Entries are now open for the Henley Classic 2.1km open water swim to be held on Sunday 24th June 2012.
Swimmers must enter now if they wish to have any chance of taking part as the event is likely to be massively oversubscribed.
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• Milton Keynes Junior League 2011 - Round 2
After a very last minute change of venue Wycombe District Junior Swimmers headed for Windsor Leisure
Pool to compete in Rd. 2 of the Milton Keynes & District Junior League.
Having won the 1st round, Wycombe knew they would face tougher opposition. It was certainly very close all the way through the evening and Wycombe were unfortunate to get 2 careless disqualifications which cost them top spot!
On the night, the biggest honours went to 10yr old JOSIE SEARLE who swam to 1st place in 50m Breaststroke in 43.52, a P.B. She was also joined by Maddie Clark, Millie Sansome and Eleanor Meadows who took 1st in their Medley Relay in a time of 1.14.98.
On the night, the biggest honours went to 10-year-old Josie Searle, who swam to first place in 50m Breaststroke in a personal best time of 43.52. She was joined by Maddie Clark, Millie Sansome and Eleanor Meadows to win their medley relay.
Other good performances came from Cameron Brooker,9, who won his butterfly race and helped the 10-year-old medley relay boys of Joshua Lancaster, Daniel Simpson and Patrick Kenny to first place.
The 11yr olds saw Danielle Kidd in good form again with P.B.'s in 50 Fly in 39.42, and 50 Free in 34.81. Zach Scanell also achieved a P.B. in the 50 Backstroke in a time of 42.43.
The 12yr olds gained maximum points from Emily Cannon, Kassidy Dawn, Lauren Jones and Rachel Cox in the Medley Relay, and also from George Longhurst in the 50 fly and Ethan Carter in the 50 Free. Unfortunately, PB's eluded them all.
The final round will be swum on Sat. Sept 10th and promises to be a very tough battle with Wycombe hoping to
improve their position on previous years.
The final score at Windsor was:
1st Harrow 197
2nd Staines 'A' 193
3rd Wycombe 191
4th Maidenhead 178
5th Maxwell 'A' 155
6th Hillingdon 'B' 103Back to top ^
• Coventry Level 1 Meet May 2011
Coach Vine plays the Trump Card
The standard at Coventry's May Level 1 Open Meet was extremely high and Wycombe District Swim Club did well to come away with an impressive medal haul of six gold, six silver and nine bronze medals.
Millie Sansome, 10, continued her impressive form taking three golds in the 50m freestyle, and 50m and 100m backstroke plus a silver in the 200m backstroke and a third in the 50m butterfly. In the next age group up, Lauren Jones placed first in the 50m butterfly and 3rd in 100m butterfly while Isla Currie, 12, took silver in 50m backstroke. Lara Read, 13, won silver in the 50m breastroke and Beth Hurst, 13, gained a bronze in the 50m butterfly. In the 14-year-old category Connor Lewis was a double gold medallist in the 100m and 200m butterfly and Luke Thomas produced silver in the 200m I.M and two bronze medals in the 100m butterfly and 400m freestyle, while Natasha Garry took bronze in the girls 100m freestyle and Izzy Baxter swam to silver in the 400m freestyle. Dan Manners,17, won bronze medals in the 50m breastroke and 50m freestyle.
It was a good weekend for the Cannon family with Emily, 12, gaining a bronze medal in the 50m backstroke and her 15 year old sister Katie taking silver in the 50m backstroke.Back to top ^
• Wycombe Stars in their Own Pool
October Competition Report
October has been a busy month for Wycombe District Swimming Club, with an event at their own pool and a trip to Jersey for galas on two consecutive weekends.
A grand total of 95 Wycombe swimmers between the ages of 9-21 swam at their own B/C Grade Open Meet at Handy Cross and produced no less than 423 Long Course personal best times over the weekend. Among the accolades were 58 Speeding Tickets, for those who swam faster than the B Grade cut off time, 77 gold medals, 65 silver medals and 53 bronze medals.
Two 10-year-olds achieved county qualifying times for 2012 - Eleanor Meadows, 50 metres freestyle, and Naveesha Karunanakaya, 50 metres freestyle and backstroke. Other really notable performances came from Bethany Walford and Lara Reed, who gained four speeding tickets each.
Others rewarded for "speeding" were Maddie Clark, Emily Gladding, Hannah Krasner, Jennifer Lam, Madeline Turner, Owen Barratt, Josie Searle, Daniel Simpson, Hannah Summers, Amy Soanes, Abby Matthews, Kate Lees, Emily Cannon, Rebecca Hill, Fiona Gladding, Chris Harbour, Isla Currie, James Baxter, Lewis Ball, Joshua Howard, Issy Baxter, Katie Cannon and Callum Taylor.
Many of the club's youngest members were competing at their first Open Meet. Jennifer Lam, Annie Weddell, Holly Hudson, Frazer Shaw, James Lewis, Timur Gulyiyen, Harriet Pugh, Maia Gehrmann, Sanjay Babu, Ross Bagwell and Lewis Cody all went home with medals.
The following weekend, 37 swimmers and their supporters headed over the water for the 30th Annual Jersey Tigers Swim Club Open Meet.
The star for Wycombe was 11 year old Lauren Jones who won seven gold and two silver medals, breaking a 14-year-old 50m fly record in 32.7 seconds. She was deservedly named the girl swimmer in her age group. Three other Wycombe swimmers achieved this accolade - George Longhurst, 12-year-old top boy, plus Connor Lewis and Beth Hurst in the 14-year category.
Lauren's brother, Liam Jones, won the Junior skins event. Wycombe's medal haul from the three day meet was 33 gold, 27 silver and 24 bronze.Back to top ^
• Jersey Tigers 30th Autumn Meet 2011
Head Coach Report
Wycombe Swimming Club had 37 swimmers making the trip to the Channel Islands for the 30th Annual Tigers Open Meet.
The star of the meet for Wycombe was 11 year old Lauren Jones who won 7 Gold and 2 Silver medals, plus breaking a 14 year old 50m fly record in 32.7 seconds. Lauren was also named Girls 11 Year Old Top Swimmer of the meet.
Wycombe also had 3 other swimmers named top swimmers in their age group - 12 year old George Longhurst, 14 year old Conner Lewis, and 14 year old Beth Hirst.
14 year old Liam Jones won the Junior skins event.
Wycombes medal haul from the three day meet was 33 Gold, 27 Silver and 24 Bronze.Back to top ^
• Allan Eyles Invitation Meet 2011
37 Wycombe District Swimming Club members aged 9-21 took part in Reading Swimming Club's annual Invitational Allan Eyles Meet.
Between them they swam 135 events and produced a massive 104 Personal Best Times.
The star of the meet for Wycombe was 13 yr old Claire Marshall who collected GOLD in 100 Breast 136.98, 100 IM 1.25.71, 100 Fly 1.29.88, 100 Free 1.11.59, and 50 Free 33.62 and, Silver in 100 Back 1.26.69, all personal best times.
Other GOLD's went to 9yr JOSHUA LANCASTER in 100 Free and 100 Back, MADDIE CLARK in 50 Free, HANNAH KRASNER in 100 Back, DANIEL SIMPSON in 100 Breaststroke, PATRICK KENNY in 50 Free, 10yr LIAM DUDLEY in 100 IM, 11yr HANNAH SUMMERS in 100 IM, ZACH SCANNELL in 100 Free, 15yr GEORGE HUNTER in 100 and 50 Free, 17yr CHARLOTTE BRILL-EDWARDS in 100 Breaststroke, 21yr TOM HOUSE in 100 IM, 100 Breaststroke and 100 Back. All these GOLD medals were in P.B. Times.
SILVER MEDALS went to 9yr Daniel Simpson x3, Eleanor Meadows, Joshua Lancaster, 10yr LIAM DUDLEY, 11yr Ayodele Evanson x3, Zach Scannell, Amy Soanes, Kate Lees, 15yr George Hunter, 21yr Tom House.
BRONZE Medals to 9yr Daniel Simpson, Joshua Lancaster x 2, 10yr George Mann, 11yr Spencer Green, Hattie Manners, Ayodele Evanson, 12yr Samuel Gay, 13yr Rachel Murdoch x2.
Eleven 4th place awards to those who got Medals as well as Connor Dawn and Laura Bromley. 5th Place awards to Erin Bailey, Tom Ross x2, Daniel Anstey, Charlotte Anderson. 6th Place awards to Katie Piercy and Charlotte Hole.
TEN SPEEDING TICKETS were awarded to 9yr Eleanor Meadows, 50 free in 39.59, 10yr Liam Dudley 100 free in 1.21.99, 11yr Alex Dust 50 Free in 36.66, Bethany Walford 50 Free in 35.84, Kassidy Dawn 50 Free in 35.81, Kate Lees 100 Back in 1.27.25, Oliver Ross 100 Fly in 1.28.91, Zach Scannell 50 Free, 17-18yr Charlotte Brill-Edwards 32.81, Madeline Harris 30.86, ALL IN P.B. TIMES.Back to top ^
• South East Swimming Regional Championships 2011
28th - 29th May 2011 Results
Some 90 swimming clubs from the south east region sent swimmers to take part in these championships.
All of the Wycombe swimmers taking part acredited themselves very well with Millie Sansome being the outstanding swimmer for the club in the first weekend of the championships by taking a bronze medal in the girls 10 years 100m backstroke in a time of 1.20.9 which was a four second PB.
Millie also came 17th in the girls 10 years 200m I.M.
Wycombes other swimmers places were:
Connor Lewis 9th 14 year boys 200m free, 9th 200m Back, 10th 100m Free All in PB times
Lauren Jones 5th 11 year girls 100m fly also in a PB time
Luke Thomas 15th 14 year boys 200m Breastroke
Beth Hurst 18th 13 year girls 100m Fly, 20th girls 400m Free
Imogen Shepherd 22nd 13 year girls 400m Free, 15th 800m Free
Liam Jones 19th 14 year boys 100m free, 18th 200m free, 27th 200m back
Finally George Longhurst 13th Boys 12 years 400m I.M , 23rd boys 200m free
The next round of the South East Championships will take place at Crawley on the 11th/12th June.Back to top ^
• Wycombe Swimmer Achieves National Time
Success for Jess Brock
Wycombe swimmer Jess Brock, 16, booked her place at this year's National Championships by achieving a qualifying time at the recent South East Region Swimming Championships in Crawley. She made the 200m backstroke final in a long course personal best time of 2.25.9 and will head to the Ponds Forge Pool in Sheffield at the end of July to compete against the best swimmers in the country. She also finished 9th in the 400m freestyle in a personal best time. Other Wycombe swimmers at the gala were Fiona Shaw, Josh Lewis, Natasha Garry, Izzy Baxter and Rory House.Back to top ^
• Milton Keynes Junior League 2011
Final Round Report
Wycombe District Top Junior Swimmers travelled to Barnet Copthall to swim in the A Final of the Milton Keynes & District Junior League.
With 2 key 10 yr boys out with injuries and 2 girls off sick we knew it was going to be tough. However Wycombe Juniors age 9 to 12 swam very well producing 18 Individual PB's and 4 1st places, securing maximum points.
The stars on the night were 9 yr CAMERON BROOKER - 1st in 25m Butterfly in 17.00, a PB. 10 yr JOSIE SEARLE - 50m Breaststroke in 43.33, her 1st PB. 12 yr GEORGE LONGHURST - 1st in 50m Butterfly in 32.84. ETHAN CARTER - 1st in 50 Free in 29.13, a PB. LAUREN JONES - 1st in 50 Free in 30.34.
Others who produced excellent swims were 9yr Hannah Krasner, Emily Gladding, Jennifer Lam and Luke Brune.
10yr Millie Sansome and Patrick Kenny, 11yr Danielle Kidd and Tom Lundie-Sadd, and 12 yr Hannah Summers all achieved Personal Best Times.
The final result put Wycombe in 4th place which was 1 up on the last 2 years!
Harrow 6thBack to top ^
• South East Regional Championships 2011
11th - 12th June Results
On the second weekend of the Regional Championships, 14 year old Connor Lewis was the outstanding swimmer for Wycombe Swimming Club, gaining a silver medal and a national qualifying time of 1.02.34 in the 100m butterfly enabling him to attend the National Age Group Championships later this year in Sheffield. He also came 8th in the 200m I.M in a personnal best time of 2.26.00 and also 4th in the 200m butterfly in a time of 2.23.00.
The other Wycombe swimmer with an outstanding swim was 12 year old George Longhurst also in the 100m butterfly in a personal best time of 1.12.10 which placed him 6th in the event.
George also placed 16th in the boys 400m freestyle and 19th in the boys 200m I.M.
Mille Sansome in the 10 year age group had another good weekend placing 11th in the 100m freestyle, and 8th in the 200m backstroke.
Luke Thomas placed 22nd in the 14 year boys 200m I.M and 21st in the boys 100m butterfly.
Liam Jones in the boys 14 years 200m I.M placed 18th whilst 11 year old Hannah Summers placed 12th in the girls 200m breastroke.
Lastly 11 year old Lauren Jones placed 16th in the girls 100m freestyle.Back to top ^
• Milton Keynes Open Meet 2011
Wycombe swimmers achieve 42-medal haul
Wycombe District Swimming Club took a small group of competitors to the Milton Keynes Open Meet at the weekend and came away with a total of 17 gold, 12 silver and 13 bronze medals. 10-year-old Millie Sansome was the outstanding Wycombe swimmer of the meet winning six gold medals and a bronze, achieving numerous regional times in the process.. In the same age group, Josie Searle took a gold and a bronze while Isabel Shea gained one bronze.
In the 11-year-old category, Rachel Cox raced to a medal of each colour, while Megan Peters and Lauren Jones gained one gold each. Hannah Summers earned herself one silver and one bronze and Kassidy Dawn took a bronze.
12-year-old Isla Currie gained one gold then in the next age group up Sarah Collins received two golds, while Beth Hurst took two silvers and a bronze. In the 15-plus category Katie Cannon won two silvers while Jess Brock and Charlie Messenger collected bronze medals.
Moving on to the boys, Ollie Ross, 10, scooped two golds and a silver, while George Longhurst, 12, swam to three silvers and a bronze. Liam Jones, 13, continued his winning streak with two golds, plus a silver and a bronze. In the same age group, Chris Harbour took a silver and a bronze and Josh Howard gained one bronze.
In the boys 15-year-old category, Dan Manners and Cameron Roberts both gained bronze medals.Back to top ^
• Barnet Copthall
Distance Development Meet 2011
Many of the swimmers who took part in the Thames Valley Junior League on Saturday, 15th January 2011, were in action again in a Distance Development Meet at Barnet Copthall Swimming Club on Sunday morning and afternoon.
These included 9yr HANNAH KRASNER and JOSHUA LANCASTER. 10yr AYODELE EVANSON, KATIE PERCY, LIAM DUDLEY and OLIVER ROSS. 11yr KATE LEES and IONA JOHNSTONE. 12yr EDDIE KILLALEA and JAMES BAXTER.
Twenty one 9 to 12yr olds produced 33 Personal Best Times from 39 Swims!
Four new County Qualifying Times were achieved by 12yr EDDIE KILLALEA in the 400 I.M. and Freestyle, taking GOLD and BRONZE. 11yr LAUREN JONES in the 400 Free taking BRONZE, and 10yr OLIVER ROSS in the 400 Free, also taking BRONZE.
Other medallists included 12yr JAMES BAXTER for the 200 I.M. which saw him take the SILVER medal, and 10yr AMY SOANES in the 400 I.M. winning BRONZE.
There was exceptional improvement from 11yr KATE LEES and REBECCA HILL, and 12 yr LARA REED.
Next weekend a squad of 63 Wycombe Swimmers will be competing in the Maxwell S.C. Level 2 Open Meet at the Aqua Vale pool in Aylesbury.Back to top ^
• Milton Keynes Junior League 2011 - Round 1
Round 1 Report
A team of 33 excited Junior Wycombe District Swimmers boarded the coach at Handy Cross for Barnet on Saturday, June 4th, where they took part in the first round of the Milton Keynes and District Junior League 2011. This is the first of three rounds with clubs aiming to progress to the area final and ultimately the National Final.
Wycombe swimmers proved they are up for the challenge on Saturday by beating four other teams - unfortunately Linslade Crusaders team failed to turn up!
Each of the four age groups produced some star performances for Wycombe, with the nine-year-olds setting the standard with gold for Emily Gladding, Hannah Krasner, Erin Bailey and gala debutant Jennifer Lam in their 4x25 medley relay. Not to be outdone, the boys won both their freestyle & medley relays with great swims from James Lewis, Luke Brune and Thomas Gulian, all swimming for Wycombe for the first time, alongside Tom Ross and Cameron Brooke. They stormed to victory 10 seconds faster than last year's nine-year-old medley team! Individual winners were Emily Gladding in backstroke, and Cameron Brooker in breaststroke.
The 10-year-olds continued the winning form with medley relay wins for both the girls - Maddie Clark, Josie Searle, Millie Sansome and Eleanor Meadows - and boys - Jonathan Jelfs, Cameron Brooker, Joshua Lancaster and Patrick Kenny. Individual first places were claimed by Josie Searle in breaststroke, Millie Sansome in backstroke and freestyle and Jonathan Jelfs in backstroke and freestyle.
There were no first places for the 11-year-olds but Danielle Kidd and Lilly Bogdanyi-Miller achieved personal best times in their individual races.
The 12-year-olds secured relay victories in the boy's medley - Tom Lundie-Sadd, George Longhurst, Ethan Carter and Jack Cox - and the girls freestyle team - Emily Cannon, Megan Peters, Rachel Cox and Lauren Jones. Individual wins went to Emily Cannon in butterfly, Kassidy Dawn in breaststroke, George Longhurst in both of those strokes and Ethan Carter in freestyle and backstroke.
The finale to the gala is the exciting "Squadron Relay", involving a boy and girl from each age group. A very close fought battle saw Wycombe just pipped into second place. The final leaderboard had Wycombe at the top with 236 points, followed by Harrow, Maidenhead, Hillingdon B then St Ives. Round two takes place on July 2nd and as yet we do not know the draw but it is likely to be much tougher for Wycombe!Back to top ^
• Wycombe Level 1 Open Meet 2011
Mick Wakely's Report
Some 50 plus clubs from England and Wales took part in the recent Wycombe Level 1 Open Meet. This was to include 54 swimmers from Wycombe and District Swimming Club.
After the two day meet the City of Leicester S.C ended up on an aggregate points system as top club.
The Wycombe swimmers competed against some top opposition and produced some excellent swims gaining 16 gold, 21 silver and 18 bronze places.
The medallists were:
9 year old Josie Searle 50m Breast in a meet best time of 46.76. She also gained silver in the 50m Fly and bronze in the 50m Back.
10 year old Millie Sansome, gold in the 50m and 100m Back, silver in the 200m Back and Bronze in the 50m Free.
10 year old Oliver Ross, gold in the 400m I.M., Silver in the 200m Breast, and bronze in the 200m I.M. and 200m Fly.
13 Year old Luke Thomas, gold in the 50m Breast, silver in the 100m breast and 100m back, and bronze in the 200m breast, 50m back and 200m I.M.
14 Year Connor Lewis, gold in the 100m and 200m Fly
15 year old Tessa Hart, gold in the 50m Breast, and bronze in the 50m fly and 100m breast.
16 year old Jess Brock, gold in the 100m fly, silver in the 50, 100 and 200m Back, 50,100 and 200m Free, 50m fly and 200m I.M.
16 year old Fiona Shaw, gold in the 50m free, silver in the 400m free and bronze in the 100 and 200m free and 100m fly.
17 year old Joe Ruler gold in the 50 and 100m Back, silver in the 50m breast and bronze in the 50m and 100m free.
17 year old Cameron Roberts, gold in the 200m and 400m free, silver in the 100m free and 50m fly.
17 year old Matt Ansty, gold in the 100m breast.
Other medals were awarded to:
11 year olds Lauren Jones and Ethan Carter
13 years Liam Jones
16 years Dan Hobart
12 year old George Longhust
15 year old Josh Lewis
Wycombe also had a lot of swimmers just outside the medals in fourth place positions. These were:
10 years Abby Matthews
11 years Fiona Gladding, Hannah Summers, Cassidy Dawn,
12 years Isla Currie, James Baxter,
13 years Natasha Garry, James Ansty and Sarah Collin
All in all, another successful weekend for the Wycombe swimmers.Back to top ^
• Morgyn Steals the Show
Morgyn Peters shines at the National Disability Swimming Championships in Sheffield.
Fourteen year old Morgyn Peters 'stole the show' at the National Disability Swimming Championships in Sheffield last weekend.
He won four silver medals, two bronze and had four personal bests too!
Despite his young age, he broke the British Record in the 50m backstroke in a time of 30.23 seconds only to see it broken once more by a 21 year old swimmer in the next heat!
Morgyn, who lives in Beaconsfield and is a former pupil of the Royal Grammar School, is currently at Millfield in Somerset training for the 2012 Paralympic Games. He is also a member of Wycombe and District Swimming Club where he trains during the holidays.Back to top ^
• Thames Valley Junior League 2011
Round 1 Results
Wycombe District Swimming Club had a very busy weekend, starting with the annual Presentation Evening on Friday. This was the best attended ever with the majority of our 200+ swimmers and their parents in attendance to collect their Club Championship awards and top Age group trophies. This was followed by a lively disco!
Saturday evening saw the 9 to 12 year old up and coming swimmers take part in Round 1 of the local Thames Valley Junior League. Swimming at Reading, the team of ten 9 and under's, eight 10yr olds, six 11 yr olds (2 of whom are still 10 and eight 12yr olds swam 18 Personal Best times from 24 individual swims.
New County Qualifying Times were acheived by 10 yr ISABELLE SHEA in the 50 Backstroke, 11yr LAUREN TORLEY in the 50 Backstroke, 12yr JASMINE BOFFIN in the 50 Backstroke and 50 Butterfly, and 12 yr EDDIE KILLALEA in the 50 Freestyle.
The 9 year old boys Team of JOSHUA LANCASTER, TOM ROSS, CAMERON BROOKER and PATRICK KENNY stormed home to victory in their 4x25m Medley relay.
Wycombe finished in 2nd place behind Amersham 'A' and in front of Reading, Chalfont and Slough.
Round 2 will be swam on 5th February.Back to top ^